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22 October 2017, 01:24 | Katrina Lee
U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter
By the afternoon, he was embroiled in another controversy - whether he promised the father of another soldier killed in combat a $25,000 check from his personal account. That is so wonderful, and I'll tell you when you're around, if you could, you know the people to deal with, but if you're around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office, okay?
Natasha De Alencar had just returned home on April 12 after making T-shirts and pillowcases in her husband's memory when the Army casualty assistance officer told her there was someone on the phone for her.
Rep. Fredericka Wilson is leading the charge on this matter. She did not say whether that contact necessarily meant a phone call, or only a letter, and she did not not address the specifics of why families of some war dead have received neither.
In the Fox News Radio interview, Trump said that he had called "virtually" every family of a fallen soldier who had been killed since his inauguration in January: "I have called, I believe, everybody-but certainly I'll use the word virtually everybody".
One former Obama assistant called Trump a "deranged animal". "He's cold-hearted and he feels no pity or sympathy for anyone".
Eric Holder isn't going to stand for President Donald Trump's claims that former president Barack Obama never called the families of fallen soldiers. Trump said he planned to call the families and noted that previous presidents had not generally contacted families by phone. "He said, 'No other president has ever done something like this, ' but he said, 'I'm going to do it'".
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He said police have "no serious doubts" that the suspect was the assailant, and that there was no longer any danger to the public. The motivation for the attack is still unclear as the suspect refused to make a statement during his interrogation by police.
Asked about his "proof" contradicting Wilson's claim, Trump said: "Let her make her statement again and then you'll find out". Trump was put on speaker phone, and could be heard in the video. Johnson was killed on October 4, but Pentagon records show his body was not recovered until October 6.
After The Post's story was published, a White House spokeswoman told the newspaper that the check had been sent, and CNN reported that it had been sent on the same day The Post's story went out.
Sanders did not dispute that Trump may have used phrase "knew what he was signing up for" and referred to Johnson as "your guy" in his conversation with the widow.
"I never got a call", Stephenson told IJR.
The attack in Niger that killed Johnson and three others has been a sore spot with the administration for two weeks.
The letter is a loud and clear rebuttal to those criticizing the president this week when he discussed his plans to contact the families of the four U.S. Special Forces killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month.
The subject arose because almost two weeks passed before Trump called the families of four USA soldiers who were killed in Niger almost two weeks ago. Trump asked her to say hello to them for him and to "tell them their father was a great hero that I respected".
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